Who: Us (the Dirty Bourbon River Show) and Greensboro, NC 6 piece Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Heard of ’em? They’re amazing; we’ve hosted them twice here in New Orleans, and are super excited to be joining them in their territory for the first time – check ’em out here, you will NOT be disappointed:
Hello everybody – new month, new weather – time to get the ball rolling again. Couple of things we’re working on:
1) Our 3rd album – Volume Two. Just finished mapping out another song for this beast, titled “Mad” (check it here). Have about 8 out of 10 songs started. Tracking a few of them down at the Music Shed on the 23rd (thanks Elizabeth!). This album is really shaping out – and I’m really happy with how our individual sound is developing.
2) October Tour. Slipping out of NOLA for a minute at the end of the month to play a few shows & festivals in the Carolinas and Virginia with our dear friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Got insurance seats in the van now (just need seatbelts). Can’t express how f’in excited I am for this run. Yargh.
3) Causes. Playing a clinic for the children of the Big Top on the 8th, then a gulf spill aid festival called WarehouseFest 2010, then closing out the month with Take the Lake festival on the 30th in Wilmington, NC.
4) My uncle – Bryan Adams – died last Thursday. He was a great man and supporter of the Dirty Bourbon River Show – if you remember back to our Kickstarter project last may – he was the largest of our donors – donating $667. Don’t ask how he came to that number; he was a wild, and incalculable man. A great American. Everything all rolled into one. Check the obit here.
Tonight! A Spectacular & Magnificent Jamboree at the Big Top! Yessir ladies and gentlemen, come out early for one of the most exquisite, sultry, tickling summer evenings we’ve ever put together…
It’s going up at the Big Top (1638 Clio St.), 6pm tonight (Sunday August 1st) – we’ll begin with a 5 course meal, then at 8pm Dirty Bourbon will take the stage (our last show of the summer) followed by our North Carolinian friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival at 9pm.
Nothing in history will ever be like tonight. The cunning uniqueness of tonight’s occasion is spilling over the brim; I suggest you come drink from this cup before it’s all gone.
And speaking of time, it appears spring break is a mere hours away – I can feel the itchy restlessness brewing on the college campuses – just make sure you’re not headed to Acapulco, ’cause my MGMT teacher says their cutting heads off like crazy over there.
And so, another Friday is upon us. Some good shows to check out:
Well, it’s noon now in New Orleans – in a couple of hours, I’ll have a daiquiri in hand…
Wanna join me?
Last but not least, check out this sweet post our friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival did on SXSW & their journey to New Orleans (whick includes a funny moment when Bill Murray throws their drummer into a trashcan:
This Tuesday night (March 23rd) Greensboro, North Carolina 6 piece folksters Holy Tent Ghost Revival will be playing at Cafe Prytania at 10pm. They sound really good – one side of their coin is very folk-rootslike – the other, very ecclectic – mixing in Trombones and Euphoniums for a big, sweet, plump ol’ sound. They’re making their way back home from SXSW, and so we figured we’d invite them out to New Orleans for a good old time.
Check them out here. They’ll be joined by a Dirty Bourbon acoustic set at 9pm, and a New Grass Country Club acoustic set closing out the night at 11pm. $5 bucks. Come get folked up. It’s the good stuff.